Monday, March 14, 2005

Hoop Dreams

Well, I've got my workshop sample all basted and in a hoop. Thing is, I've found the hoop awkward for me to use for some reason. Yikes. It's like I just can't get comfortable with it or something. I've lap quilted before--no hoop--but this is a new thing for certain. Hmm...

OK...just got finished reading Jinny Beyer's Quiltmaking by Hand and she addresses the awkwardness factor I felt. She recommends propping it up a little on the arm of the chair or a table. Um, OK. I'll let you all know how that goes for me.

In the meantime, I cut out some freezer paper designs for applique, but I think it'll end up being fused instead. My guild's been invited to have a display of animal-related quilts during an Easter Monday event at the National Zoo. I'm doing one based upon my favorites: golden lion tamarins, Asian elephant Shanthi & her baby Kandula, Mei Xiang the panda, and the four new cheetah cubs--the 1st to be born at the zoo in 115 years.

1 comment:

teri springer said...

I cannot wait to see your piece for the Easter Monday show. I love these animals too.

teri